Advertising Salary:
£18,841 - £20,807 per annum, dependent on experience
Location
AL5 2JQ, Herts, UK
Work Area
Horticulture & Controlled Environments
Closing Date
07 Oct 2022
Overview Of Role

The Horticultural and Controlled Environments team are recruiting for a full time General Horticulturalist to provide outstanding horticultural support to the science community at the Harpenden site. The ideal candidate would be have experience working in a similar role, has or is working towards relevant RHS qualifications or similar and with a keen interest in working with plants. 

The post holder will be responsible for daily watering of research plant material to correct standard to ensure plants remain healthy, provide good horticultural care of plant material, clean the plant growing facilities and surrounding areas to the high standards expected by the Institute, ensuring facilities have been prepared and are ready to accept new plant material, set-up and service irrigation systems, help team to apply innovative techniques to solve horticultural problems and maintain facilities at their optimal working level.  A good knowledge of pest and disease and experience of application of management techniques including the spraying of pesticides would be an advantage.

The position is being recruited on a fixed term contract for 3 years initially and will attract a salary ranging from £18,841 to £20,807 per annum for 37 hours per week depending upon previous experience. 

In addition to these hours, it is essential that the post holder joins the rota to provide watering during weekend periods, typically 1 in 5 weekends, and to be available to cover bank holidays, Easter and Christmas periods when the site is closed. This will be paid in line with Rothamsted Research overtime policy.

This vacancy closes on 7 October with Interviews expected to be held during October.

About The Company
Established in 1843, Rothamsted Research is one of the UK's leading Research Institutes delivering world class agricultural science.  Our commitment to learning and development, equality and diversity as well as creating a positive work life balance,  enable a welcoming environment for all prospective employees.  We have an attractive benefits package including 25 days annual leave, a generous pension scheme and an attractive campus offering cultural and recreational activities. Rothamsted Research values its commitment to equality and diversity in its workforce and we particularly encourage applications from women, disabled and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) candidates, as these groups are currently under-represented within the organisation.

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